What is the Newid Project?

The Newid Project is a youth mental health support service for care experienced young people across Wales. The support is tailored to each individual young person, and aims to provide emotional support whilst equipping them with the tools to independently manage their mental health and wellbeing.

Young people who access the Newid Project service can benefit from: 

  • A dedicated “Check-In” service which provides information and support along with tools and techniques to help improve wellbeing 
  • Advocacy support 
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshops (1-1 and Group) 
  • Peer led and participation opportunities to influence and shape services 
  • Access to community groups that can promote wellbeing 
  • Support to navigate mental health services, including the NHS and alternative providers

The support that the Newid Project offers is not a counselling or therapeutic service. We provide tailored support for mental health and wellbeing to help build resilience and self care. If young people need to access a trained counselling professional, we can guide them to the relevant providers.

How Does the Newid Project Help Young People?

The Newid Project is all about equipping young people with the tools they need to maintain a healthy mental wellbeing. Through this youth mental health project, we want to provide young people with the confidence and skills to manage their mental health on a daily basis.

The support provided will be tailored to each young person to build resilience and coping strategies. This will help them understand how they can support and manage their own mental health and wellbeing. Learn more about the Newid Project by reading our service leaflet below. This document is also available in Welsh.

How Can Young People Access The Newid Project?

Young people can refer themselves or ask a professional working with them to contact NYAS Cymru. Individuals who are close to the young person e.g. relatives, teachers, friends can also refer someone for support.

To make a referral, or to access more information, please call our helpline on 0808 808 1001 or email

Still Have Questions?

If you have further questions about the Newid Project, or you want to know more about any of NYAS Cymru's services, get in touch.

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